College of Nursing
Dr. Iris Cornell has been a nurse for over 37 years. She has been in academia for approximately 10 years. Her academic experiences include working in online nursing programs with prelicensure BSN, post-licensure BSN, second degree online and campus-based, a clinical instructor for ADN and BSN students, a Dean for an RN to BSN program online, faculty manager for an online program with over 1000 students and 150 instructors, preceptor for MSN, BSN, and ADN students. She also works with DNP, Ph.D., and Ed.D. students in the final phases of their programs. Additionally, she teaches MSN students in a Leadership and Management online program.
Dr. Cornell's academic focus is to facilitate academic success for students accomplished through a collaborative and holistic approach to the teaching and learning process to enhance the student in accomplishing their educational goals. She promotes a learning environment where trust, communication, and respect are essential. She also uses knowledge and skills to encourages students to reach out when clarification is needed and promotes critical thinking through role modeling. She challenges yet guides.